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Arthur Douglas Amiotte, 1942-


Arthur Amiotte was born in 1942 in Pine Ridge, S.D. and is a descendant of the Minniconjou Sioux chief Standing Bear. He obtained a Master of Interdisciplinary Studies degree from Northern State University. He is an artist, author and educator. He has also studied traditional Lakota. He was appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council for the Performing Arts at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. by President Jimmy Carter, 1979-1981.

Awards and Honors

Recipient of the “Excellence in Teaching Award”, 1980
Recipient of “Outstanding Contribution to Indian Education” Award by State of South Dakota Indian Education Association, 1976.


Books by Arthur Douglas Amiotte:

Amiotte, Arthur Douglas. Photographs and poems by Sioux children from the Porcupine Day School, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota
Rapid City, SD : Tipi Shop, 1971.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: All Ages

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